Business Sponsor Membership $1,500 Level

Join as a Business Sponsor Member to support Sail Newport’s ability to provide affordable sailing opportunities for the public’s enjoyment.  Below is a list of the benefits that are included with your Business Membership.  Please reach out if you have any questions.

Please also know that we have additional levels of Business Membership that you may want to consider should you want to increase your support of
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Business Partner Membership $5,000

View a comparison chart of all membership levels

Support Sail Newport’s Purpose

Many people love what we do.  We love what we do.  Your Business Membership has a direct impact on our nonprofit organization’s purpose – to provide public sailing opportunities and access to Narragansett Bay.  We start teaching sailors at age five and  offer programs for all skill levels and ages. In addition to being caretakers of the beautiful Sailing Center in Fort Adams State Park, our mission is to serve the community.  We don’t say no to community groups and schools who want their students to experience sailing, whether they have funding or need our support. For avid sailors, we offer affordable storage, hoists, dockage and sailing center services for the best prices on the East Coast.  Our regatta entrants come from all over the world to participate in local, national and world championship in our world-class venue.

Our online Business Member Directory showcases the business that support community sailing.  You may find the directory here and logos are placed according to the tier of membership ($5,000, $1,500, $400, $200).  All logos are linked to your business as we encourage our community to support those who support us!  Please reach out if you would like your logo replaced or link changed.

Employee Discounts

Sail Newport extends member discounts to your employees for sailboat rentals and adult instruction.  Share with your employees your membership and we will extend those member rates.

Venue Rental Discounts

The Sail Newport Sailing Center has spectacular views from the covered decks of our Marine Education and Recreation Center located on the water in Fort Adams State Park. Guests enjoy sweeping views of Newport Harbor, Brenton Cove and downtown Newport from our unique location.  Check out our Host an Event page for those types of events we can and can not host, details of interior and exterior spaces, capacities, layouts, equipment, parking, sustainability and more.

To check on availability and details:

Contact: Nikki Raccio, Event and Sales Manager
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Discounted Event Tickets

Sail Newport hosts events and fundraisers every year. When we offer a membership discount, those savings will be offered to your business and staff.

Newsletter Recognition

Sail Newport publishes a monthly newsletter that is distributed to sailors, regatta entrants, adult renters, adult students, families in the Youth Program and Racing Program, yacht clubs, associate organizations, community partners, media and sailing fans.  Once you join, or renew, we will work together to create a welcome post on social media.  We want everyone to know how much we appreciate our business members and will amplify it on Facebook and Instagram.

Logo on Sailing. Center Banners

We have a busy sailing center during the season and two banners provide a profile for our business members.  One banner is exhibited in our Dock Office which is open seven days a week, between 8:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Memorial Day through Columbus Day. A second banner is printed and displayed at regattas and events for additional business member recognition.

Free Business Meeting Rental

As a Business Sponsor Member, your business is invited to host a meeting at Sail Newport free from a rental fee.

Our 11th Hour Racing Great Room has unique waterfront views; seven floor-to-ceiling double doors; men’s and women’s restroom facilities on the same floor; access to full kitchen; elevator access; sustainable building design and natural wood features.

The meeting is based on availability for one free full day business meeting rental (eight hours), Monday through Friday during business hours (8:00 a.m. to 5;00 p.m.).  This benefit may be split into two 1/2 day meetings.

Check out our Host an Event page for those types of events we can and can not host, details of interior and exterior spaces, capacities, layouts, equipment, parking, sustainability and more.

To check on availability and details contact: Nikki Raccio, Event and Sales Manager
T (401) 846-1983

Discounted J/22 Team Building Event

Sail Newport’s fleet of fourteen J/22 sailboats may be used for an afternoon, or a full day of team building for your group. During the team building event, your guests will be challenged to work out their plan, make decisions, and work together to make the boat go in one direction. As in business, guests will have to create the strategy, use all of the resources of the boat–both human and equipment–and communicate effectively to build trust and success.

More Team Building Information

Kim Hapgood, Program Director
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Custom Branded Promotional Spot

With your logo, we will create a custom video recognizing your Business Membership at Sail Newport.  The video will be under one minute and will include some of the happy and healthy activities happening at Sail Newport.  This promotional piece can be used on your social media channels, website, inserted in a newsletter or shown on a screen at your business.

Social Media Mention

Working with your tags and keynote image, Sail Newport will post a new member welcome post on Facebook and Instagram.  If you are a returning member we will make a post which thanks and recognizing your sponsorship.

Recognition on Lobby TV

The lobby of the main building at 72 Fort Adams Drive is a busy center of activity.  Your custom slide will be included in the screen programming which runs from 8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., seven days a week. When we host an event those hours will expand to illuminate your branded slide for promotion to our guests.

In addition to the lobby, the Dock Office includes a screen and your branded slide will be included on that screen.  All of our adult students, renters, corporate sail guests, families and racers transit the Dock Office each summer and will see that your business supports Sail Newport.

Sponsorship of Youth Session

The Youth Program is the heart of Sail Newport’s summer activities.  The Youth Boathouse and docks are brimming with happy faces, healthy waterside preparations as children. leave for and return from their day of sailing fun.  As a Business Supporter Member, we offer your business the sponsorship of one two-week dinghy session.

This includes flying your business flag from two yardarms, social media posts recognizing your sponsorship/membership, your logo included on all of the graduation certificates, recognition at opening day during the program director’s welcome to families, and the opportunity to send a representative to the graduation day.  There are only four sessions per year so sponsorships will be assigned on a first-come, first-served business.

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Business Membership

Contact: Kim Cooper, Marketing Director

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